Lisa's Fundraising Page

Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!
Conquer Cancer with Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund!

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK

I am participating in the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk  for the 4th time (2nd on the Boston Marathon route!)

For those of you who aren't familiar with my story... in 2012 my golden retriever Bentley knocked me over and I hit my head.  I ended up in the ER and scans to rule out a concussion showed a lime size tumor in my right frontal lobe. I had brain surgery followed by a year of chemotherapy. Upon completion, I transferred to Dana Farber for my care and monitoring. 

Unfortunately in 2014 the tumor grew back in the same spot.  Again, I had surgery and completed radiation therapy in addition to chemotherapy. 

I was fortunate to be eligible for a clinical trial, and I continued to be closely monitored with MRI's every 8 weeks. 

I was devastated to hear that scans showed a new tumor in my left temporal lobe and I would need a third brain surgery. Pathology showed this tumor had now progressed to a Glioblastoma Multiforme. 

Statistics show that less than 5% of patients with this diagnosis, live past 5 years. This July will mark 5 years for me and this would absolutely not be possible without my incredible team at Dana Farber! 

I am determined to do everything I can to raise awareness about not only brain tumors, but the need for funding towards cancer care and research.

I can only hope that one day there will be a world without cancer

Sincerely, 

Lisa


When you make a gift to my Walk, you’re directly supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s unique 50-50 balance between cutting-edge research and compassionate patient care. Your support allows Dana-Farber leaders to enhance programs and initiatives that serve pediatric and adult patients and their families.

Thank you for supporting my Jimmy Fund Walk fundraising efforts. Together, we can defy cancer!

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$1,795.04
Goal:$5,000
Lisa Cunningham's Team: Hero Pup
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

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$100
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$510
Nancy P S Cunningham
$115
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$100
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Every dollar raised helps fuel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 50-50 balance between lifesaving research and total patient care.
Together, we can conquer cancer!